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Civilians flee Marjah fighting
Warnings humanitarian crisis in Marjah grow amid Nato offensive against Taliban.
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2010 00:40 GMT

More than a week into the Nato-Afghan military offensive against the Taliban in the southern Helmand province town of Marjah, warnings of a humanitarian crisis are growing.

Members of a fleeing family tell Al Jazeera they fled the fighting because they could stop neither the Taliban nor US soldiers from entering their homes.

James Bays reports

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Al Jazeera
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